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51 terms

ENGLISH FINAL VOCABULARY

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austere
severe or stern in manner
beneficent
performing acts of kindness or charity
crass
course and unfeeling
debase
to lower in character
disconcert
to confuse
mitigate
to make milder or softer
prate
to talk a great deal in a foolish manner
redoubtable
inspiring fear or awe
reprove
to find fault with
restitution
the act of restoring something/someone to their previous state
acrimonious
bitter in temper or tone
consternation
dismay and confusion
corpulent
fat
disavow
to deny responsibility for
expurgate
to remove passages or words from a written text
ignoble
mean
impugn
to call into question
intemperate
immoderate, lacking in self control
perfidy
faithlessness, treachery
relegate
to place in a lower position
abate
to make less of in amount
anathema
an object of intense dislike
dilatory
rending to delay or procrastinate
egregious
standing out from the mass
evanescent
vanishing
irresolute
unable to make up one's mind
nebulous
cloudlike
penury
extreme poverty
resuscitate
to revive
slovenly
untidy, dirty
supposition
something that is assumed/taken for granted
torpid
inactive, sluggish, dull
accrue
to grow or accumulate over time
dun
to demand incessantly
efficacious
effective
invective
abusive language
recondite
exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding
reprobate
a depraved person
abstemious
moderate pr sparing
discursive
passing aimlessly, rambling
gauche
awkward
inculcate
to remember by repetition
pernicious
extremely harmful
salient
leaping or jumping forth
specious
deceptive
cupidity
an eager desire to acquire something
deleterious
harmful
extenuate
to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense
incisive
sharp, keen, penetrating
politic
prudent, shrewdly conceived or developed
prosaic
dull, lacking in distinction and originality